Originally posted by PsykoOps
It's abuse of freedom of speech and freedom of press as far as I'm concerned. Isn't the very definition of news that is something factual?
But the definition of "Entertainment" doesn't have to be factual.
Now ask yourselves , if you were Fox News legal representation, what would be your legal terminology?
They could be forced to say "this is entertainment" 50 times a day and it wouldn't make a difference. That's like telling a person who reads the
tabloids that it might be exaggerated or made up. They don't want to believe that. They choose to believe in what is fun to believe. It's an
addiction to specific beneficial chemical reactions in the brain. Endorphines and adrenaline dependencies etc.
Sure we all have mental dependencies on those on-demand chemical reactions in the mind, like that "feeling" when you read a really mind blowing
article about some new discovery or a story hidden away in the haystack. It's a really good feeling.
But people take advantage of that. For "entertainment". We need to learn how to temper our mental capacities and become more skeptical in order to
find truth and determine lies and throw them in the garbage bin of our neurological structures in our brain. I'm not kidding, the brain is like a
computer. Carl Sagan said that putting "false data" into the brain leads it to poor reactions. This is exactly what seems to be happening.
This guy seems pretty adamant we cut the cord on the machine. The people seem to understand the logic here. All around the world too. Look at how well
received this man's Message is overseas. If he really pulled the plug, these people would be utterly amazed more than we would. It's their countries
the empire is interfering in through subterfuge and bombing outright through war.
Turning off the Federal Govt now would pull the carpet out from under them.
This is why they infiltrated and took over the tea party movement and turned it into the new "neo-conservative" movement.
The original tea party movement was based on RP's talk, pretty much. Who remembers that?
They spun that one for years. And almost no one thinks of RP when you say the tea party. They think of Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, etc. Totally unreliable
sources, to say the least. Quickly flip flopping ethical standards etc, hypocrisy, ignorance, things that many moderates dislike. That tactic easily
turned the words "tea party" into a distasteful, hateful idea to most people watching tv.
Over time people started believing.
If you repeat a lie enough, people start to actually believe it.
Generations come and go, but if the lie stays the same, you will win eventually.
Or so the strategy assumes.